Chris Rea

1951 - Today

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Christopher Anton Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Born and raised in Middlesbrough, he is of Italian and Irish descent. He is known for his distinctive, husky singing and slide guitar playing, with the Guinness Rockopedia describing him as a "gravel-voiced guitar stalwart". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Rea has received more than 2,837,660 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Chris Rea is the 182nd most popular singer (down from 168th in 2019), the 804th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 736th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Singer.

Chris Rea is most famous for his song "The Road to Hell."

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Among singers, Chris Rea ranks 182 out of 3,541Before him are Esma Redžepova, Bob Geldof, Tori Amos, Barbara Strozzi, Falco, and Vera Lynn. After him are Claude François, Chavela Vargas, Udo Jürgens, Mario Del Monaco, Mario Lanza, and Ken Shimura.

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Among people born in 1951, Chris Rea ranks 35Before him are Akhmad Kadyrov, Jane Seymour, David Coverdale, Bob Geldof, Traian Băsescu, and Chesley Sullenberger. After him are Rob Halford, Roberto Durán, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Jaco Pastorius, Olivia Hussey, and Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Chris Rea ranks 804 out of 6,924Before him are David McCallum (1933), David Cameron (1966), Keith Moon (1946), Michael Atiyah (1929), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), and Vera Lynn (1917). After him are James Gregory (1638), Graham Chapman (1941), Colin Chapman (1928), Thomas Cavendish (1560), Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), and Marty Feldman (1934).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Chris Rea ranks 24Before him are Tom Jones (1940), Eric Burdon (1941), Susan Boyle (1961), Bryan Ferry (1945), David Coverdale (1951), and Vera Lynn (1917). After him are Chris Norman (1950), Petula Clark (1932), Peter Green (1946), Rob Halford (1951), Shirley Bassey (1937), and Robbie Williams (1974).

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